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2016 Election Results & Health and Welfare Benefits

2016 Election Results & Health and Welfare Benefits
In a few short months, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next President of the United States on January 20, 2017. In addition, the Republican Party will hold the majority in the Senate and House of Representatives. While it is too early to tell how this will play out, the resulting political atmosphere is very conducive for the Trump  Administration to begin implementing its health care policy objectives.
Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), known as an individual who is experienced in policy, will likely remain the Speaker of the House. It is expected that the Republican House will work to pass legislation that follows the health care policies in Speaker Ryan’s “A Better Way” proposals.
It is important to note that right now, nothing has changed. However, employers should be aware of the main tenets of President-elect Trump’s proposals, as well as the policies outlined in Speaker Ryan’s white paper. These proposals are likely to have an impact on employer-sponsored health and welfare benefits. Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and capping the employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) exclusion for individuals would have a significant effect on employer-sponsored group health plans.

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Shannon McCracken is a leader when it comes to supporting the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After a decade of experience at the two largest SCL agencies in Kentucky, she made the decision to embrace a new opportunity and start her own company, Commonwealth Case Management. While in the field, Shannon has won numerous national awards and served in multiple leadership positions, most recently with the Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP). From November 2009 - 2012, she served as the Vice-President of Public Policy for the KAPP Board of Directors and served as President from 2012-2015. In 2016, KAPP made a significant investment in its future and offered Shannon a full-time position as the State Executive Director. Being so involved has enabled Shannon to stay at the leading edge and have a great understanding of what it takes to support people with disabilities.

Shannon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University...wife to Tony, mom to Davis (19) & Caroline (17.)

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